Everything ist relational
From the series 'Essays on general aspects of contemporary
interaction theories thinking'.
This is a first article of a series researched and written together
with Psychologist and Therapist A. Kiermayer from University
Hospital IKR. It promotes core ideas of systemic thinking in relation
to other scientific disciplines such as neurophenomenology
philosophy and communication theory, laying out a path for general interaction theories thinking.
It elaborates the idea, that everything we ever experience is based on relations and dives into some implications of that understanding. This article will equip the interested reader with some important insights and a valuable framework for contemporary interactional dynamics. Original text was written in German. Automatic and adapted translation with Google provides a good overview over the ideas. We apologize for any spelling mistakes, as we are still working on a proper translation.
I. Ideas on phenomena, systems, organizational patterns and general principles of order
"I live in a world of constant change.
Cause if there wouldn't be any change,
there wouldn't be any notion that there isn't."
Our world, the world of appearances, can be divided into a multitude of different phenomena. All these phenomena are systemically organized and are subject to functional organizational patterns or they form structural relationships within the framework of a material-physical organizational principle. An understanding of such structural relationships is the basis of every relationship theory, both for the relationships of the physical world as well as for socio-dynamic, cultural, or individual, interpersonal relationships.
Organizational principles for networked relationships are constituted in the interplay of differentiation and demarcation, that is, from the emergence of incongruency tensions, as well as the antagonistic effect of their integration and the harmonious interplay of interdynamic forces. The delimitation of why something is 'something' at all is based on the different organizational patterns with regard to the relational connections within any organizational principle and beyond, i.e. in relation to another system or a different type of organizational unit.
The boundary at which an organizational principle ends or in other words at which a system forms a delimited unit and another 'pattern' begins, is always defined in an interplay with another organizational principle, an 'observing' unit. If one considers a person or several people as an observing unit, it becomes clear that a normatively defined classification of 'something' must always arise within a symbolic and socio-cultural human scope for experience and definition as we as humans are born through language...